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The Last Of The Funnies: A Li'l Tall Tale About America's Favorite Art Form (With Illustrated Appendix)

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After a worldwide energy and economic crisis, newspapers have ceased production and nearly every form of art and entertainment is a digital simulation. In this seemingly impossible (but plausible) future, a crusty old cartoonist named Frost has a great gift to leave Giles, his only child. Frost is the creator of Li'l Nibs; the most celebrated comic strip about four little ...more
Paperback, 80 pages
Published August 17th 2008 by Createspace
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Ted Mallory
May 09, 2009 Ted Mallory rated it it was amazing
Recommends it for: Anyone, especially cartoonists and cartoon aficianados
Recommended to Ted by: The National Cartoonists' Society
Shelves: cartooning
Anyone else interested, check out their website-
http://lastofthefunnies.com

Pretty funny, but bitter-sweet. Part commentary on the demise of print newspapers and thereby cartooning, with shades of the dehumanizing element of technology- much like 1984 or Fahrenheit 451 but with a lighter tough, with wit and humor a bit like Kurt Vonnegut... plus a touching father/son reconciliation sort of story thrown in. Good stuff!
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